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Category: Public Safety

Cycling safety and speeding are STEP priorities in June

Ottawa – Cycling safety and speeding are the focus for the City’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) in June as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Cycling safety In 2010 alone, six cyclists lost their lives and 243 were injured – 12 of them seriously – on Ottawa roads. Speeding Speeding or not slowing down for road and weather conditions, took its toll on Ottawa roads in 2010. It was attributed to 2,833…
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Ottawa Police releases the 2011 Annual Report

Ottawa – This evening, the Police Services Board received the Ottawa Police Service 2011 Annual Report ‘A Year in Review’. The online report provides an overview of police activities and initiatives, as well as preliminary crime and performance statistics for the past year. The Review is a means of reporting progress of our organizational goals related to the 2010-2012 Business Plan to our members, the Police Services Board and the citizens of Ottawa. The 2011…
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Ottawa Police public survey on policing services results

Ottawa – The 2012 Public Survey on Policing Services was released today highlighting satisfaction in the community with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and continued public concerns with speeding and aggressive drivers. Consistent with previous surveys, satisfaction with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is very high; more than four out of five residents (81%) are satisfied, with only four percent being dissatisfied. While this number represents a slight decrease from 2008 (86%), it remains high and comparable to…
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Traffic enforcement to focus on red light running and stop sign violations in May

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is keeping a close eye in May on motorists who run red lights and those who don’t fully comply with stop signs as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Red Light Running Red light running is a serious issue on Ottawa roadways.  In 2010 alone, 764 reportable collisions occurred due to drivers failing to stop for red lights.  These collisions resulted…
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Police laid more than 2,300 charges for safety related offences during January and February

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) focused on four key areas during January and February 2012, resulting in 2,359 charges laid against motorists. Targeted enforcement theme Resulting charges January: – Following too close -72 – Stop sign violations -229 February: – Speeding -1688 – Red light running-370 The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health…
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